I did an interview with the CBC for a new kids show they will be airing the beginning of September. It will be an online news show featuring different stories reported by kids. They interviewed me last Friday for a story they were doing on Fortnite. The show will feature a boy who did a 22 day cleanse from Fortnite as well as an interview with me about the definition of addiction and the signs of problem gaming. It was interesting to tailor the messages directly to kids between the ages of 8-13. I was happy to have the opportunity to convey some information to increase awareness. I think it is great that they are addressing this subject with this age group. Hopefully, it is something people can view with the kids in their lives!
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That's fantastic Lisa! I hope the show is received well, and the awareness grows.
That's great Lisa. The more info the better!
Congrats Lisa! Good for CBC for bringing the message directly to the source, I hope it resonates!
I am so happy to hear that this topic if being addressed with youth, in a way that is relevant for them. It is so important they they have the information to understand when their gaming is causing problems and what they can do to ensure their gaming is a healthy and balanced activity.
There is such a huge need for early awareness-building and I think this is a great opportunity to help get the dialogue started. I'm glad to hear that this show is targeted and tailored specifically for kids to start educating them on this important issue. Thanks Lisa for contributing to this awareness-building!
Awesome Lisa! This is terrific!
This is great, Lisa! Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to watching it once it airs. I agree, there should be more messages targeted directly to youth on the harms of gambling, gaming, and technology use.
Lisa, can you let us know when it will air? I'd love to listen and then download the segment afterwards, if possible.
They mentioned early September and we asked that they let us know so we can tune in. If I hear from them, I will certainly pass the information along.